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Belle of the Boudoir

What could be more romantic than a soft, flowy, old-school dressing gown? This is exactly the kind of gracefully feminine loungewear we picture on a va-va-voomy Hollywood starlet like Jean Harlow or Lauren Bacall, and it never fails to make us want to put our lips together and blow.

Although this Chaise Dress was patterned after a vintage silk model from the 1960s, we like its throwback-to-the-1940s peignoir style, with bust darts, a bell sleeve, and the all-important nipped-in waist. The subtle stripe gives a nod to menswear, while the lightweight cotton voile makes it the ideal topper for a slip, camisole and lace-trimmed shorts, or, well, nothing at all.

So get your best friend to take the kids for the night, and plan to spend some time indoors.

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